Apr 23, 2013 4:00pm PDT
." we've got a controversial title for you now is obama weak? oh damn, it might not even be controversial at this point. let me bring back the panel. check out his show immediately. no after the show, no tonight. leslie saver from the nation and noah. president obama, of course, lost the battle on background checks on gun control and wondering if he didn't pressure conservatives enough. new york times writes: cenk: i find it hard to argue with that. let's continue. they also say. cenk: leslie, i find all those to be excellent questions. >> they are it's a continual frustration that we have with obama. he talks a good game, he's inspiring on many different issues. i remember when he put up the proposal for jobs and infrastructure spending in 2011 and he went out and campaigned for it and then dropped it. it wasn't going to happen and he didn't twist arms, and he didn't push for it. this happens over and over again. i'm not privy, a lot of us are not to what really does go on behind closed doors but if a lot of this reporting is correct, then, you know, why doesn't he get a
Apr 22, 2013 4:00pm PDT
is were tried in civilian courts. president obama back in 2009 said he no longer wanted to use the term enemy combatants. it's almost been removed from this administration's vocabulary even though we've heard it quite recently. we've heard this when there is a terrorist blot from conservative. they want to be sure that they're tried as an enemy combatant. not this time, and like everyone has been saying the case against this guy is so significant that they shouldn't have a hard time putting him away. >> cenk: joe, let's do it right. where they said, i didn't mirandaize him right away, and i used this public safety exception. but when the time had come, we're going to trial him in trials so liberals get off my back. >> the cynical view is is that's exactly what happened, but none of us are cynics. >> cenk: no, no. >> one thing you have to keep in mind. first, this is what conservatives do. the whole notion that this guy is some scary dude that we have to bring the full force of the law against him. this is what this arms argument does. it says that we as the united states government has
Apr 18, 2013 4:00pm PDT
wanted to bring in president obama. he was at a vigil today. he spoke out forcefully on this issue. let's watch. >> obama: you're involved to whoever created this heinous attack. they thought to intimidate us terrorize us and shake the values of who we are as americans, well, it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong way to do it. >> cenk: that is president obama in an interfaith vigil in boston. we have michael shure michael shure and tricia rose and noah, great to have you all here. let me start on the issue that i think everybody in the country is talking about and of course this is speculation. i'm just going to put that out there as the most obvious thing in the world but there is no way we can't have that conversation. what race are they? and later we'll add what race do you want them to be? keeping it real. michael, can you tell? >> i mean you can tell with suspect number two with the whitecap going backwards that he appears white to me. suspect number one, i couldn't tell. >> but he has the kind of scruff--and i'm going to get into gross racial stereotypes. he
Apr 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
in the senate and president obama said it was very important and he fought hard for it. we have joe manchin a-rating from the nra and pat toomey, agreeing. there are a hundred loopholes in it but some sort of background check. obviously this passed. >> the order of the senate. the vote on the vote, the nays are 46. under the previous order requiring 60 votes for the adoption of this amendment. the amendment is not agreed to. >> cenk: not agreed to. now of course 54 used to be a majority these days they just assume that you need to get to 60 because the republicans let's be very clear about this, filibustered this bill, a bill that 91% of americans agreed with. a larger number because 91% believe in background checks. the president was not happy about the circumstance. let's go to his reaction. >> i'm going to speak plainly and honestly about what's happened here because the american people are trying to figure out how can something have 90% support yet not happen? i've heard folks say having the families of victims lobby for this legislation was some how misplaced. a prop, somebody called it.